Tems Biography

Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems is a Singer, songwriter and record producer. Tems was born on June 11th 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. Her father was a British and her mother is a Nigerian of Yoruba descent.Her parents separated when she was five, and relocated to Ilupeju, before moving to Lekki, then Ajah.

At school she was noticed by her music teacher and she learnt the piano. She would practice singing with her brother’s guitar accompaniment. She attended Dowen College in Lekki and studied and graduated in economics in Johannesburg.

Tems is a Nigerian alt-R&B singer, songwriter and record producer who recently released a song with America singer, Khalid and Davido.

Tems started doing music at a very early age of 11 when she joined her church’s choir. She was however first noticed by her music teacher and thereafter, learnt how to play the piano.
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Educational Background

Tems was raised in Lagos by her mother. She attended Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos where she obtained her SSCE. She proceeded to study economics in a university in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Quick Facts

  • Name – Tems
  • Real Name – Temilade Openiyi
  • Age/Date of Birth – 25 years (2020), June 11th 1995
  • Occupation – Musician
  • Tribe – Yoruba
  • Nationality – Nigeria
  • Record Label – Reset Industries, Human Music
  • Net Worth – $200,000


Tems learnt how to play piano at an early age after her talent was noticed by her teacher.

In 2018, Tems composed and released her first single “Mr Rebel”.

In 2019, Tems released a hit single “Try Me”. Try me became a popular hit track and was streamed over 2.8 million times on YouTube.

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She released another single looku looku later in 2019.

Tems released her first EP titled “For Broken Ears” in 2020. For Broken Ears featured songs like

Ice T
Free Mind
The Key

In 2020, American Singer Khalid recruited her alongside Davido to feature in the Afrobeats remix of the song “Know Your Worth”.

Tems’ Songs

Tems has released a good number of songs since her debut single. Some of them include:
• Mr Rebel
• Looku Looku
• Try Me
• Come Inn
• These Days
• If U then I
• Oldschool
• Plunge Down the Cascades
• Cruising
• Epiphany
• Diss for Lil’ProkS
• Ultra Happiness
• Ghost Detain
• Love Me Down
• Falling
• Twisted Tilde
• Tales By Moonlight
• Time Swap
• Good Time
• Drop
• Skills
• Too Bad

Albums and EP 

• Illumination
• Time Swap EP



Year Title Albums
2018 “Mr Rebel” Non-album single
2019 “Looku Looku”
“Try Me”
2020 “These Days”
“Damages” For Broken Ears
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List of extended plays, and certifications
Title Album details Certifications
For Broken Ears
  • Released: September 25, 2020 (NG)
  • Label: Leading Vibes LTD
  • Formats: digital download, streaming

Awards and Nominations

In 2019, Tems was nominated for the Best Vocal Performance (Female) and Best Alternative Song in the 2019 Headies Award.

Tems Arrest

In December 2020, Tems was arrested alongside Muyiwa Awoniyi and Omah Lay for performing in a packed concert in Uganda, East Africa. The trio were charged to court for violating covid-19 rules in Uganda.

Instagram Handle

Tems Instagram handle is @temsbaby

Tems Net Worth

Tems is one of the fastest rising singers to watch out for in 2020. Already, her song ‘Try Me‘ has surpassed 2 million views as of June 2020. This is quite commendable, considering the time she released her debut single.
She has also been featured by top American singer, Khalid on the Afrobeats remix of ‘Know Your Worth‘. Tems has an estimated net worth of $250,000.

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